US Financial Director

  • location: Chicago, IL
  • type: Permanent
  • salary: $190,000 - $230,000 per year
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US Financial Director

job summary:
We are working with an exciting, tech-forward and innovative online trading brokerage who is searching for a US Financial Director! You will be an integral part of the Executive Team that controls all financial functions of the business units while continuously seeking to improve profitability. You will lead a team of financial managers and work closely with the senior management on financial operations for the US broker dealer and all SEC/FINRA regulatory requirements.

location: Chicago, Illinois
job type: Permanent
salary: $190,000 - 230,000 per year
work hours: 9 to 5
education: Master's Degree
experience: 10 Years

· Manage financial controls and processes including revenue recognition, invoicing, accounts receivables, accounts payable, general ledger, income taxes and compensation

· Review and ensure appropriate internal controls procedures and that all SEC/FINRA rules related to the operations of the US equities business are adhered to .

· Consolidate budgets, forecasts, and assess the company's financial performance and communicate potential risks / operational goals

· Prepare detailed management accounts , metrics packs and drive overall financial goals.

· Prepare and present financial information for the Board of Directors

· Manage relationships with banking, financial institutions, vendors, etc.

· Manage licensing and regulatory filings

· Document the due diligence processes, tracking, and reporting on existing investments

· Prepare for Audit Reviews with outside auditing staff

· Understand the trade finance business and regulatory landscape


· Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance, Economics, Actuarial or related fields with an advanced degree (Master's / MBA).

· 10+ years' experience in Finance and Accounting, 7+ years' experience in senior financial management with a successful track record in FinTech and/or brokerage environment

· CPA required

· Hold a Series 27 license (can consider Series 28, with the ability to get a Series 27)

· Experience with annual audits of Broker Dealers

· Experience with brokerage Net Capital requirements

· Experience filing FOCUS Reports

· A strong knowledge of US Equities markets and the entire life cycle of the trading ecosystem

· Demonstrate leadership qualities to manage teams and communicate with the Board of Directors

· Experienced in securing funding sources and structuring trade finance products based on market needs

· Exposure to established or newly set up fintech / trading platforms

· Excellent communication and presentation skills

· Self-motivated, detail-oriented, capable of prioritizing, multi-tasking and meeting deadlines

· Microsoft Excel, skills required (VLOOKUP, SUMIFS, Pivot tables, complex formulas, macros); Sun Accounting Systems; Concur

Knowledge of systems preferred, but not required:


· Salesforce


Want to learn more? Please reach out to Bridget Janso at or apply for more information!

skills: Trading, CPA, Series 27
Equal Opportunity Employer: Race, Color, Religion, Sex, Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, National Origin, Age, Genetic Information, Disability, Protected Veteran Status, or any other legally protected group status.

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